Dogs and Grass.

Here is some advice from me and from the PDSA.

Grass seed can be a real problem if your dogs like to run in grassy areas. It could cause you to need to spend a lot of money at the vets to remove or even cause some really serious problems.

Prevention is always better than cure, and cheaper too.

Grass seed.

Grass seeds might look small and harmless, but in the wrong place, they can cause a great deal of trouble. If your dog has been running in long grass, always check them for grass seeds afterwards, and remove any that you find, especially in between the toes, round their armpits and near their eyes. If you find one stuck, or a wound/swelling that looks like it could contain one, book an appointment with your vet. It’s important to remove grass seeds quickly, because their pointy shape enables them to pierce through skin, enter the body and travel around causing problems such as infections and abscesses.

Grass seeds often cause problems in the ears, between toes, behind eyelids and sometimes, under the skin and around the body.

  • Ears: If your dog has a grass seed in their ear, you may notice them scratching it, or shaking their head.
  • Eyes: If your dog has a grass seed stuck behind their eyelid, they are likely to develop a painful, weepy eye.
  • Paw: If your dog has a grass seed between their toes, they might excessively lick or nibble their paw, and overtime you might notice a swelling.
  • Elsewhere: A grass seed travelling around the body is likely to cause vague symptoms such as a non-healing wound, low energy and an intermittent high temperature.

Always check your dog for grass seeds after walks in long grass.

Check your pets and save a trip to the vets.

T – Time for Tanya

S C Richmond


She looked into his eyes with such tenderness, this man was dangerous and took her beyond temptation. She couldn’t believe how lucky she was to have found a man who made her feel like this and they had only just met. What could the future hold for them? Marriage, children, in those moments the possibility for her future stretched happily ahead of her, it would be perfect. He touched her face, a jolt of electricity surging between them, she leant in for the first kiss that would start the rest of her life. Their lips touched with such a tenderness she thought her heart would explode and then changed to a hunger they both needed to feed.
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The Alchemy Bar

The Alchemy Bar

   James sat alone at a corner table in the ‘Alchemy’ bar. The place was a little off the beaten track but to him that meant there would be less fools hanging around. He ordered a snack and steadily set about getting very drunk. It had been a hell of a week.

   On Monday he had taken the physics class for an absent teacher, but he had no idea what he was doing and the class picked up on it and played him like an old violin. Wednesday brought a fall in dirt when he tripped and slipped on a clod of earth in the school grounds, he was given a round of applause by the rugby team. Torvill and Dean eat your hearts out!

   Today some jocker had left him with some kind of riddle about gold and silver. He hated riddles and the kids at school knew it, but as much as he hated them he felt compelled to solve them. Almost a case of riddle OCD. Sometimes he would find them slipped in between  his papers for marking or they would be slid under the windscreen wiper on his car. It never failed to annoy him, he was drinking to forget the latest one, it was beginning to work too.

   Now he was just trying to unwind and put the week behind him. Then someone slid onto the seat next to him. “Solve the riddle, I’ll make you rich.”

   “Sorry… Who are you?” James slurred.

   “Never mind that, have you solved the riddle? You’re in the Alchemy bar now, look at your buttons.” The stranger said.

   James looked down at the metal buttons on his jacket, they were glowing gold. “Wow.” Was the best reaction he could manage.

   “There’s much more where that came from, if you solve the riddle.” The stranger tipped his hat and was gone. The buttons on James’s jacket dulled to metal again. He felt instantly sober and was trying to desperately recall the riddle. He dug through the contents of his pocket, but couldn’t find the piece of paper it was written on. If only he could remember it. Silver, gold, jewels and purses was about all he could remember. Every time he felt he was getting close his mind just couldn’t grasp it.

   “The perfect end to the perfect week!” He muttered to himself sarcastically as he took another swig of whisky.


Thanks to The Sunday Whirl for the inspiration for this short story. To check out this weeks words just click the link.


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